Many of you'll be aware that Terry Manderson and I championed prop-073 last year and the new criteria came into place earlier this year.
The following graph would seem to indicate that the policy adoption had some measure of success by encouraging a number of people to apply for IPv6 addresses.
It may of course be coincidence but there appears to be no corresponding spike in activity in the other RIRs at the same time.
I'm not posting this to "blow our trumpet" but I do think it raises the question of how do we measure "policy success". We're seeing a number of policy initiatives that seek to try to find ways to make minor adjustments to IPv4 policy and I think that the best we can manage with those is to defer the IPv4 run out date by days or perhaps weeks.
Perhaps some of the things we all should think about when we propose or debate any policy proposal is:
* What impact will this have? * How will we measure it? * Is the effort expended in getting a policy agreed and implemented a good use of everyones time?